NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, Bengal v India A at Rajkot, Sep 29, 2012
India A won by 8 wickets (with 76 balls remaining)
29 September 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
10.1

Ojha to Basu, no run, slow looping delivery, defended towards the off-side

10.2

Ojha to Basu, FOUR, flighted delivery outside off and Basu gives him a charge and plays it past the non-striker for a boundary

10.3

Ojha to Basu, 1 run, defended towards the off-side and the batsmen run through for a quick single

10.4

Ojha to Sandipan Das, no run, left outside off

10.5

Ojha to Sandipan Das, no run, flighted again on the middle-stump line, it's driven towards covers.

10.6

Ojha to Sandipan Das, 1 run, slightly short, and Das has enough time to play it towards the off-side on the back foot

Bengal 60/1   PP Ojha 1-0-6-0
12.1

Ojha to Basu, no run, slow, flighted ball, defended on the off side

12.2

Ojha to Basu, 1 run, flighted outside the off, and Basu charges and plays it in the air towards deep cover, where the fielder takes it in one bounce

12.3

Ojha to Sandipan Das, no run, played off the back foot towards the off side

12.4

Ojha to Sandipan Das, OUT, that was an unnecessary attempt to hoick the ball towards the leg side. Ojha held the length back and the ball took the bottom-edge to the wicketkeeper. The batsmen were scoring with ease here, so there was no need there for a risky shot. The field was open, with lots of opportunities for singles everywhere.

Sandipan Das c †Karthik b Ojha 5 (26m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

12.5

Ojha to Saha, 1 run, drives the ball to deep cover

12.6

Ojha to Basu, no run, flighted delivery, defended towards the off side

Bengal 64/2   PP Ojha 2-0-8-1
14.1

Ojha to Basu, 2 runs, flighted and Basu edged it as he went for the drive, the point fielder chases

14.2

Ojha to Basu, no run, a solid front-foot defence this time by the batsman to a flighted delivery

14.3

Ojha to Basu, 1 run, flighted on the off-stump, driven to long on for an easy run

14.4

Ojha to Saha, no run, slow and flighted outside off and Saha doesn't take the bait, let's it go

14.5

Ojha to Saha, no run, closer to the stumps this time and Saha defends

14.6

Ojha to Saha, 1 run, driven to long on

Bengal 69/2   PP Ojha 3-0-12-1
16.1

Ojha to Saha, no run, slow, flighted delivery, defended towards the off

16.2

Ojha to Saha, no run, driven this time, straight to cover

16.3

Ojha to Saha, 1 run, on the leg-stump line, and the batsman plays it towards mid-on and calls for a single

16.4

Ojha to Basu, OUT, great one-handed catch at first-slip by Ishant Sharma! flighted delivery, and Basu closed the face of the bat in an attempt to play it towards the open spaces on the leg side. The ball took the outside edge and flew to the right of Ishant where he plucked a good one-handed catch. What is Ishant doing at slip? We have got the answer

JJ Basu c Sharma b Ojha 42 (82m 52b 7x4 0x6) SR: 80.76

16.5

Ojha to SG Das, no run, slow and flighted and Das drives it towards mid-off

16.6

Ojha to SG Das, no run, flatter now, towards the legs, and Das plays it to mid-wicket fielder

Bengal 71/3   PP Ojha 4-0-13-2
18.1

Ojha to Saha, 1 run, slow and floated on middle and leg, and Saha uses good footwork to place it towards mid-off

18.2

Ojha to SG Das, no run, slow and defended towards the leg side

18.3

Ojha to SG Das, no run, driven back to the bowler this time

18.4

Ojha to SG Das, no run, very slow, flighted and batsman defends

18.5

Ojha to SG Das, no run, defended back to the bowler

18.6

Ojha to SG Das, FOUR, he takes a chance this time and drives it over covers, inside-out, for a boundary

Bengal 77/3   PP Ojha 5-0-18-2
20.1

Ojha to Saha, 3 runs, flighted delivery, and batsman plays the lap sweep towards fine-leg. There is a direct hit from the deep, but it was just in hope it appears, the batsman was comfortably in

20.2

Ojha to SG Das, no run, front-foot defence to a loopy delivery

20.3

Ojha to SG Das, no run, similar ball, similar result

20.4

Ojha to SG Das, 1 run, Das uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and takes of for a single to mid-off

20.5

Ojha to Saha, 1 run, shortish ball, bounces a bit and Saha plays it towards mid-wicket. Ojha runs around and does the fielding

20.6

Ojha to SG Das, 1 run, again, a little short and towards leg-stump, batsman turns it easily towards deep square-leg

Bengal 86/3   PP Ojha 6-0-24-2
29.1

Ojha to Saha, 1 run, that was bowled flatter and the batsman plays the lap sweep towards fine leg

29.2

Ojha to Nandi, 1 run, sweeps again and there is a top-edge, falls well short of Ishant Sharma at deep square-leg

29.3

Ojha to Saha, 1 run, flat, short and get a little bit of turn. The batsman turns it towards deep mid-wicket from outside off

29.4

Ojha to Nandi, 1 wide, down the leg side

29.4

Ojha to Nandi, no run, goes for the sweep, but he is not to the pitch of the ball and misses it

29.5

Ojha to Nandi, no run, defends a flighted ball straight to the bowler this time

29.6

Ojha to Nandi, no run, another front-foot defence to a flighted ball

Bengal 123/6   PP Ojha 7-0-28-2
31.1

Ojha to Saha, 2 runs, bowls it slow and outside off, the bounce allows the batsman to cut it to deep point

31.2

Ojha to Saha, 2 runs, flatter, towards the leg stump, and Saha scoops it to the right of short fine-leg fielder

31.3

Ojha to Saha, no run, defended this time

31.4

Ojha to Saha, no run, flighted ball, driven straight to mid-off

31.5

Ojha to Saha, 1 run, loses the line, and is picked up for an easy single down to deep square-leg

31.6

Ojha to Nandi, no run, almost a wicket, as Nandi tries to turn a flighted ball on offstump towards the leg side. The ball takes a leading edge and falls just short of Yusuf at cover

Bengal 139/6   PP Ojha 8-0-33-2
33.1

Ojha to Saha, FOUR, sweeps it from outside the off again, all along the ground and the fielder at deep square leg had no chance

33.2

Ojha to Saha, no run, flighted on the legs, and Saha plays it towards leg side, but fails to get it away too far. Karthik fields

33.3

Ojha to Saha, 1 run, uses his feet to drive a flighted ball to long-on

33.4

Ojha to Nandi, 1 run, slight turn on a slow delivery, Nandi plays it towards short third-man

33.5

Ojha to Saha, no run, closes the face of the bat and the ball takes a leading edge towards the off side

33.6

Ojha to Saha, 1 run, drives to long-on for a single

Bengal 149/6   PP Ojha 9-0-40-2
41.1

Ojha to Nandi, OUT, that is the end, Nandi, made some room and wanted to maul this over the infield on the off side, but he loses his bat as he gets a leading edge which lobs straight to point

AA Nandi c Badrinath b Ojha 43 (76m 45b 3x4 2x6) SR: 95.55

Bengal 193/10   PP Ojha 9.1-0-40-3
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